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Marijuana: Falling Prices and Retailer Saturation?

Recreational marijuana prices are falling and, in much of the state, retail options are plentiful. It appears to be a cannabis consumer’s dream, or at least what voters hoped for back in 2014 when Measure 91 was passed. Now, it has not been an entirely smooth ride to date, and concerns remain. Chief among them, […]

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Recreational Marijuana Sales (Graph of the Week)

The big news this morning is that the federal government, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to rescind the so-called Cole memo, or memos as the case may be. For those who don’t know, the New York Times describes it as “an Obama-era policy of discouraging federal prosecutors from bringing charges of marijuana-related […]

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Oregon Recreational Marijuana Forecast

SB 845, among other things, would give our office the recreational marijuana forecast responsibility. While not current law yet, we went ahead and produced such a forecast for the first time in our most recent quarterly forecast. What follows below the fold is an extended summary of our forecast work, including lots of pictures, I […]

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Border Effect, Weed Edition

The border effect, or the border tax effect, is a very real. Our office has previously written about it regarding sin/vice taxes, retail sales in the Gorge, and a broader look at Oregon-Washington taxes, including an academic paper I, along with my co-author Portland State Prof. Wooster, wrote on retail sales in Washington. So it […]

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2015 Outlook: Measure 91

One of the more interesting and yet unknowable questions in the year ahead is what the impact of Measure 91 will be for Oregon. The basics of the vote itself and the direct implications for Oregonians have been well covered. However, the broader and bigger impact on the state’s economy and public resources are not […]

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Food for Lane County is suffering a food reserve shortage.

November 18 – Morning Headlines

Tim Chuey: advisories – colder with showers, 11th & High crash, EPD arrest 17 Occupiers, beating victim testifies, FFLC food shortage, Occupy camp harbors runaway, S. Eugene power outage, State revenue decline, EPD Trespass Program, logging revival passes LCBOC, Egan opens today, Boys & Girls Club re-opening, Oregon State beats Cal State, Ducks beat E. Washington, Jaqua Center damaged, Heisman tour in town, Cliff Harris gets sorted out…

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Noah Freeman, 5, and his dad Adam caught several trout on Oct. 1, unaware of the lake's hazard warnings.

Dexter Reservoir’s tourism economy flows steadily in spite of lake closures

The very culprit that’s keeping water seekers at bay, is bringing in an entirely different clientele.

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